Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark

Published on Monday, 17 April 2023 at 10:21:16 AM

The Shire of Denmark has again secured recognition from Water Corporation, with the Local Government named as a Waterwise Council for 2023.

The Shire has enjoyed Waterwise accreditation since 2017, a recognition of the Shire’s continued commitment to reducing water usage.

The re-endorsement was signed earlier this year and is aligned with the Shire’s Sustainability Strategy 2021-2031 key pillar of Sustainable Water which aims to protect the supply and quality of water resources for the local community while also seeking to minimise usage.

Water Corporation Manager Water Efficiency Partnerships Damien Postma wrote to Shire of Denmark CEO David Schober to congratulate the Shire on its achievements.

“We would like to congratulate the Shire of Denmark for your achievements in sustainable water management and for demonstrating your commitment to building waterwise communities over the 2021/22 reporting year,” Mr Postma wrote.

The Waterwise program is a partnership between Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and supports councils to improve water efficiency and management.

A Water Management team meets regularly discuss and implement items in the Shire’s Water Efficiency Action Plan, working towards meeting the requirements and goals set for the Shire during the Waterwise Council accreditation process.

Shire of Denmark CEO David Schober said retaining the Waterwise Council endorsement is in line with community expectations.

“Our community cares very deeply about sustainability and responsible usage of our natural resources,” Mr Schober said.

“We are proud to be one of 64 endorsed councils across WA which take part in the Waterwise Council Program.”

For further information please contact Shire Sustainability Officer Yvette Caruso or visit the Shire’s Waterwise website page at: https://www.denmark.wa.gov.au/residents/sustainability-and-biodiversity/waterwise.aspx

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